Fort Knox chaplains launch first-ever virtual Vacation Bible School
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Becky Anderson (center), flanked by Kenise and Simone James, leads the children in several songs and dance moves at this year’s Fort Knox Vacation Bible School, called Rocky Railway, during the kickoff event in front of Cavalry Chapel July 19, 2020. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Knox chaplains launch first-ever virtual Vacation Bible School
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – More than 30 cars arrived at the event by the end to participate in this year’s Vacation Bible School. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

ALL ABOARD! It's time for Vacation Bible School to leave “Rocky Railway” station at Fort Knox.

Over 30 cars from the Fort Knox community arrived in front of Cavalry Chapel July 19 as children took part in a kickoff rally for the week-long event, some celebrating inside their parents’ cars while others stood next to them.

Fort Knox chaplains launch first-ever virtual Vacation Bible School
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A young train engineer dances along with the songs to this year’s Fort Knox Vacation Bible School. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An enthusiastic participant celebrates while standing through the moon roof of his parent's car. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Children find various ways to celebrate the start of Vacation Bible School while practicing social distancing. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

A team of about 20 volunteers led the children in prayer, songs, dances and encouragement during the one-hour event. Parents were given a sling bag full of goodies and information for each child that included a Bible story book, train engineer bandana and DVD full of lessons they can follow at home each day Monday through Wednesday. Participants can also register in a private Facebook group located HERE.

The culminating event will take place at Pritchard Place Chapel Thursday, where children will celebrate the end of Vacation Bible School with a reverse parade. Parents are encouraged to drive through the circle drive in front of the chapel starting at 6 p.m. Chapel staff will be on hand to deliver another bag full of related items, resources and a completion certificate.

Leaders say anybody who would like to get involved now, or even after Vacation Bible School ends, can call 502-624-8556 for sling bags and encouragement.

Fort Knox chaplains launch first-ever virtual Vacation Bible School
Chaplain (Col.) James Boulware, Fort Knox Garrison lead chaplain, shares a word of encouragement during the Vacation Bible School event. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Knox chaplains launch first-ever virtual Vacation Bible School
Several volunteers dance with the music at the end of the kickoff event. The culminating event will take place in front of Pritchard Place Chapel July 23, 2020, where volunteers will hand out a final sling bag full of resources and information as well as a completion certificate. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

For more photos of the opening ceremony, go to the official Fort Knox Flickr album HERE. To learn more about what is happening at Rocky Railway and the Religious Support Office, visit https://www.facebook.com/Fort-Knox-Religious-Support-Office-114141463554736.